This Saturday, I received word that my cousin Jimmy’s lovely wife, Gladys, had passed over.
Gladys was one of my all-time favorite people, a true class act and a genuine Southern Belle, in the finest sense of the term. Gladys always had a warm and ready smile to offer. She was beyond generous, beyond kind, and her hospitality was truly amazing. She and Jim showed me museums and plantation houses during two different visits–I was there with my brother, Jerry, and then with cousin Doris. Gladys and Jim took us to Colonial Williamsburg, to museums and plantation houses and battlefields. They knew my penchant for the Civil War and shared it.
I loved Gladys very much. My heart goes out to Jimmy, Alisa, Melody and Stevie, and all the extended family. Knowing Gladys Lael was a privilege I will always be grateful for.
Godspeed, good and faithful servant.